The Nasarawa State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr Labaran Magaji, has said the delay in the dispensation of criminal cases was responsible for the congestion of correctional centres across the state.
He stated this when he hosted the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on a courtesy visit in Lafia, Tuesday.
Magaji said this has also led to the denial and delay of justice for individuals, and assured that he would ensure speedy trial of criminal cases to decongest the correctional centers in the state.
He also charged the citizens to always obey the law of the land to avoid being facing trial at any cost, as the state government would not fold its hand and allow people to break the law and order and go score free.
“Citizens also need to understand that there is a law in place and need the citizens’ maximum cooperation to work together as friends,” he said.
He said there is need to review some of the trials so as to find out those awaiting trial and what is delaying their cases.
He further charged journalists to support the ambition of Governor Abdullahi Sule in other to move the state forward.
Earlier, the correspondents’ chapel chairman, Mr. Isaac Ukpoju, said the purpose of the visit was to solicit his cooperation to enable journalists carry out their duties effectively, particularly the criminal justice system.